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Opening what I suspect will become a very long [Thread] on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (#PCSCBill) which, having been introduced last Tuesday, gets its #SecondReading *next* Tuesday - #precipitous, to say the least...
While it is all too often merely lip service, the Ministerial statement of #HumanRights compliance on the cover of this Bill 👇 is particularly #hypocritical, given its actual contents...
Many have been writing about the impact of this proposed legislation on lawful #protest, notably @IanDunt...…

...who, critically, picks up on the extraordinary #HenryVIII power @pritipatel is trying to grab.

(Let's hope THAT one gets struck quickly!)
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Today #SteveBarclay announced he has signed legislation to repeal the European Communities act 1972. #Parliament is not in session. Which date has been set for the repeal? Did parliament have a chance to scrutinize this process?
The May regime ignored the house of lord's amendment not to repeal this act on Brexit day (ERG pressure meant the commons ignored that). Is #SteveBarclay using #HenryVIII powers here to any extent? There was meant to be a transition after exit day...…
This is the act that makes the UK a member of the #singleMarket, #Euratom.
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We're often asked if there was any connection between Thomas #Cromwell and Oliver Cromwell (many people even confuse the confuse the two). The answer is yes - the two men were related. This thread will explain how with a quick guide to the #CromwellFamily #Tudors #17thCentury 1/7
Thomas Cromwell was chief minister to #HenryVIII 1532-40. His sister Katherine Cromwell had married Morgan Williams, a Welsh lawyer. Their son Richard (c.1502-44) became a protege of Thomas, serving as a commissioner in the Dissolution of the Monasteries and as a soldier. 2/7
Richard Williams prospered, given property in Huntingdon by Henry VIII, as High Sheriff & an MP. By his death he called himself Richard Cromwell - as there was no formal way to change names for generations after the Cromwells signed legal documents 'Cromwell, alias Williams' 3/7
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